My second grade classroom
is learning about frogs and frog life cycles. We are learning
about frogs using a web quest called, “Frogs Around the
World”, that I designed this summer.
Students will generate 3 describing words or phrases that
describe their frogs photograph.
Students will follow a map to arrive at the correct web
site to find their frog.
Students will scan the text and choose 3 meaningful words
that are about their frog.
Students will choose 2 new facts about their frogs with their
Students will arrange their partners and their words into lines of
poetry that describe and tell about their frogs.
Students will read their poems to the classroom to introduce them
to their frog.
computers with Internet access
3-yellow index cards /per student
3-purple index cards /per student
1-green index card /per student
Construction paper, markers,
1. Use the Internet
worksheet to log on.
2. On back follow the
directions for using the
3. Have partners arrange
cards in 3 different
poems and then choose
4. Copy poem onto piece of
5. Look up all the words in
the dictionary and
find the correct spelling.
6. Recopy corrected words
onto new cards.
7. Decorate words to show
their meaning and trim
the cards down.
8. Arrange cards back into
poem onto construction
9. Partners practice
10. Partners read poem to
introduce it to class.
I will assess student’s
word choice to describe their frog for use of interesting words. I
will assess meaningful words to see where students are in ability
to scan text. I will assess the final reading of the poem for
effort and beginning knowledge of their frog.
Students will use their
poems in a couple of months in their final partner presentation
about their frog.
This was so much fun and so
full of teachable moments. The students gathered some great
initial information about their frogs and we discussed many
different points about poetry, form, line, and rhythm.
Around the World WEBQUEST - developed for 2nd and 3rd Graders at
Martha Lake Elementary